The Gallaudet University Library contains much material relating to hearing parents of deaf children. This guide is designed to help you find information and materials about hearing parents of deaf children. If you want the most recent information on this subject, you should plan to use periodicals (magazines and journals) found in ERIC, which is publicly accessible, or other databases, which are available only to Gallaudet students, faculty, and staff. Books will also be helpful and often more thorough, but they are often not as current as periodicals. Use the suggestions in this pathfinder to narrow your search to the specific aspects of hearing parents of deaf children that interest you.
Remember, this guide will not tell you about all the materials the Library has about this topic. You must do the basic research yourself. This guide will give you some starting points where you can begin your search for information. If you need further assistance, please ask at the Service Desk.
Books are good places to get in-depth information and the historical background of an issue. Books are not good places to find recent information. Hint: Don't forget to check the bibliography (list of resources) at the end of most books to find other suggestions of where to find information!
You can find books about hearing parents of deaf children in the ALADIN Catalog by using the following keywords in the Keyword Search (AND, OR, NOT):
- +"hearing parents" +"family relationship"
- +"parent child relationship" +"hearing parents"
- +"hearing parents" +"deaf children"
To find information about hearing parents of deaf children using ERIC or other databases, we suggest the following keyword searches:
- fathers and deafness
- mothers and deafness
- parent attitudes and deafness
- deaf children and parents
- hearing parents
- hearing mothers
- hearing fathers
You can find DVDs and videotapes for viewing in the ALADIN Catalog with the following Keyword (AND, OR, NOT) searches:
- "deaf children" and "family relationship" and videorecording
- "parent child relationship" and "deaf children" and videorecording
- "hearing parents" and "deaf children" and videorecording
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Revised by Tom Harrington
Reference and Instruction Librarian
March 1997 and December 1997
Revised and updated by James McCarthy
Instruction & Reference Librarian